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technology

From smartphone to Blackphone

Blackphone

Privacy matters, although it’s hard to guard your privacy with all data-eager tools we use today. Each call, text message or tweet is monitored, analyzed and possibly saved by NSA, Google and other corporations and governments. No way you can escape Big Brother these days, or is there?

Blackphone is a smartphone that makes user privacy a priority. The phone will run PrivatOS, a more secure version of Android, and is a joint development of Silent Circle (encryption specialists) and Geeksphone (Spanish smartphone maker).

Pre-orders start 24/02/2013 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

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photography

Hello world

wake-up-sleepy-eyes

Monday morning, way too early, I trust on a good coffee to wake me up.
Others might choose a more radical approach.

Great pic by Josep Fonti

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art

Balloon Dog

“Art does not happen inside objects, it happens inside the viewer” [Jeff Koons]

Found trough ignant.de

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photography

How to become Superwoman

© Rosie Hardy
© Rosie Hardy

Practice, practice, practice!
Great picture by Rosie Hardy found on ignant.de.

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productivity

Information consumes attention

“What information consumes is rather obvious; it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” [Herbert Simon, 1971]

Smart quote on page 68 of 99u‘s ebook “Manage your day-to-day …”

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various

Rainy pots

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Found these at design-milk.com.
Everything is “in the cloud” I guess.

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architecture

Cycling London’s skyline

SkyCycle

Foster + Partners recently pitched SkyCycle, a proposal to create safe new cycle routes throughout London. Elevated cycle routes build on top of suburban railway corridors. Adding a healthy and fast alternative to London’s daily gridlock.

Foster + Partners developed the plan together with Exterior Architecture and Space Syntax.

More info on www.fosterandpartners.com

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quotes

Come alive

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” [Howard Thurman]

Swissmiss is right (and so is Mr Thurman)

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design productivity

Gorgeous stand-up Desk (Ikea hack)

IKEA stand-up desk

I absolutely LOVE this desk. Minimalistic yet functional.
Want one! (and the loft sized office to fit everything in)

Found trough swissmiss

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various

Flower Power

shotgun-flower-shell-xl

Praga Khan has this great song “Power Of The Flower“. A few years earlier Liliane St. Pierre represented Belgium in the Eurosong contest with “Soldiers of Love“.

Now you can shoot flower seed yourself with this Shotgun Flower Shell.

Found trough Uncrate